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Old 01-09-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Jill's Meatloaf Recipe

I have a wonderful meatloaf recipe I'd like to share. First let me start off by saying I don't care for meatloaf with ketchup on the top. Fine if you do, I simply don't... but there's a surprise in this mixture

Jill's Meatloaf

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 lb. ground pork (you can even use bulk breakfast sausage if you wish)
2 -3 Tbs. butter as needed
1 small yellow onion, minced
2 ribs celery, minced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and well chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. quick cooking (not instant) oats
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. bottled cocktail sauce
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 c. grated cheddar chees

Saute the vegetables in butter until tender. Add to remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Smoosh it all together until well blended. (NOTE: use a large ziplock bag instead if you don't like getting ground meat all over your hands.) Form into a loaf and place on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake at 350F for 1 hour or until well browned. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Excellent the next day and for sandwiches.

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Old 01-09-2007, 07:23 PM   #2
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It sounds very tasty. I'd just like to point out that it should take more than an hour to cook a 3+ pound meatloaf. I cook my 1 1/2 pound meatloaves for an hour.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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Jill thanks for the meatloaf recipe. Never thought of the simple tip you gave
about using a large zip lock bag. SUPER. It's just hubby and I ...I would make 1/2 for us and the full recipe when we have guests. Husband does not
like left overs. Thanks again
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:36 AM   #4
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Jill......

Meat loaf is way down on my list of favorite foods...However your recipe has given me renewed hope...next time somone says meat loaf...this will be the recipe we use!
Thanks..
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
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Isn't it unAmerican not to love Meatloaf??? Especially Meatloaf Sandwiches???? Oh my. (just finished one up.) ;)
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:29 AM   #6
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Meatloaf is yet another form of pate! I love the stuff. The variety. And yes the sandwiches! I use oats in mine too, and the cocktail sauce is a nice zippy idea. Thanks for reminding me it's time to make one soon. Pot roast too!
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:46 PM   #7
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I love meatloaf too, my kids always complain when they ask what is
for diner and I say meatloaf, but you know what for some reason
there is never a crumb left on their plates of meatloaf and I am not
a Mom that makes them eat everything, on their plate as long as they
try it I o.k. I can't wait until the day they have moved out and I get the
long waited call Mom how do you make the meatloaf you made when
I was a kid? The last two times I made meatloaf I put bacon slices over
the loaf before I baked it wow what a great flavor.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:37 PM   #8
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That sounds wonderful to me. I'm hungry already. I will have to try it.

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Old 01-10-2007, 07:57 PM   #9
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you will get that call for meatloaf and many other recipes, rickell! I feel very lucky to be the heir of my mom's cooking passion and knowledge as well as her recipe file!
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:07 PM   #10
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Your meatloaf sounds excellent. I made a meatloaf similar to this a few months ago and had some problems. I wanted to make the meatloaf calling for 1lb beef, 1lb pork, and 1lb veal. I couldn't find the veal so I used 2lb beef and 1lb pork. (no veggies, no oats, no cheese) I probably used italian bread crumbs, eggs, and dry seasonings.
Oh my gosh, now I know what I did wrong, (Memory is everything! ) I put it in my slower cooker and cooked it for about 8-10 hrs. I think the pork was fully cooked before the beef and seemed to fry the beef. I drained off the fat and when I removed the meatloaf, it was sort of crumbly and didn't slice without falling apart. (it was done; but not over done)
After we all sampled it and nobody came back for seconds, I crumbled it and made goulash. That was the best pot of goulash ever.
I have added cheese to my burger patties before and it seems to steam a hole and run out.
I'd like to try the meatloaf with beef & pork again. Can you troubleshoot my problems? I'm never cooking a meatloaf in the slow cooker again; I know that for sure.
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